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Patten Herbal Books

Books in the Doris and Marc Patten Collection of herbals and early gardening works range in date from 1485-1935, with most of the titles printed during the 16th-18th centuries.In addition to describing plant medicinal uses and characteristics, and gardening techniques, these books offer examples of early book design and printed illustrations.

The page below is from SPEC PAT-126, Eden, or A Compleat Body of Gardening: Containing Plain and Familiar Directions for Raising the Several Useful Products of a Garden, Fruits, Roots, and Herbage: From the Practice of the Most Successful Gardeners, and the Result of Long Experience . . .


Patten Search Tools

The Herbals and Early Gardening website features images and short descriptions of every book in the Doris and Marc Patten Collection. 

Click below to find books in the Patten Herbal Collection by the following categories:

The title page below is from SPEC PAT-99


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